'''Christopher John''' "'''Chris'''" '''Dodd''' (born May 27, 1944) is an United States|American lobbyist
, and Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic Party politician
who served as a United States Senator
for a thirty-year period from 1981–2011.
Dodd is a Connecticut native and a graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School
in Bethesda, Maryland
, and Providence College
. His father, Thomas J. Dodd
, was also a United States Senator from 1959 to 1971. Chris Dodd served in the Peace Corps
for two years prior to entering the University of Louisville School of Law
, and during law school concurrently served in the United States Army Reserve.
Dodd returned to Connecticut, winning election in 1974 to the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district
and was reelected in 1976 and 1978. He was elected United States Senator in...